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  • Music and beer. What else
    is there?
  • Sailor, U.S. Navy
  • Mostly done extract and partial mash for about 10 years. Avid beer/brewing literature reader. Designed A.G. setup with plans to build as soon as I get home from the Gulf. So excited. Also going to buy keg setup and build kegerator. No more bottles except for competition and gifts!
  • Gonna attack my brewing full force when I get back stateside.
    List is too big right now.
  • Nothing brewing. I'm on deployment. Can't even drink a beer.
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  • Posted in thread: Barley wine first running, comments welcome on 07-31-2012 at 08:09 AM
    Won't the benefits of dry-hopping be nullified by the extended aging this beer will need?I was
    wondering the same thing. It's my understanding that dry hopping doesn't allow the alpha acids
    to fully i...

  • Posted in thread: adding chocolate to beer on 07-31-2012 at 07:41 AM
    The first time I used chocolate was one of my first beers - an extract stout. I wanted a little
    subtle chocolate without being too sweet or powerful like Young's or something. I didn't know
    what to do...

  • Posted in thread: Pistachio brown ale on 07-23-2012 at 12:24 AM
    An effective version of the extract method is to steam the nuts (or whatever) in a small
    saucepan, then add the nuts AND water to the fermenter. A few ounces of water won't really
    dillute a 5 gallon b...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew from a commercial kegerator on 07-04-2012 at 03:04 AM
    I don't know much about the difference in faucets and what you'd need to do with that, but as
    far as the fittings, Northern Brewer sells a little kit with all of the quick connect fitting
    you need to ...

  • Posted in thread: Oatmeal... on 06-28-2012 at 02:57 AM
    Quick oats is a good happy medium. With most things, the less processed something is, the more
    flavor it has. You can use steel cut raw oats, but they require a cereal mash and probably some
    low temp ...

  • Posted in thread: I knew it would happen one day, catastrophe happened on 06-27-2012 at 02:10 AM
    I don't use HERMS, so I'm not too familiar with those systems, but I've heard people suggest
    using rice hulls for every batch no matter what style. Makes sense to me. They won't contribute
    any flavor ...

  • Posted in thread: How do you get a smooth, creamy, satin-like finish in your beer? on 06-20-2012 at 02:46 AM
    Also, your technique can have an effect here. Don't over-sparge so that you'll avoid leaching
    out too many tannins. Also, try a no-sparge. That goes back to the attenuation thing. Less
    attenuation wit...

  • Posted in thread: adding dark grains at vorlauf on 06-03-2012 at 03:24 AM
    You still get the roast flavor, though albeit not as intense, but as one poster commented
    earlier, the idea is to avoid extracting the tannins and harsher flavors you get with prolonged
    exposure. When...

  • Posted in thread: MLT too big? on 05-27-2012 at 03:17 AM
    I noticed you used quite a bit of wheat in your grain bill. Did you do a cereal or decoction
    mash to help with the wheat's conversion? I won't try to explain the process here, but I'm sure
    there are d...

  • Posted in thread: First time cider, have procedure questions on 05-27-2012 at 02:54 AM
    Should be fine with that temp. Are you going to use the yeast to carbonate? If so u will only
    use a primary fermentation. What I usually do.... I picked up a "thief" looks like a big eye
    dropper with ...